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Travelling to and from Canada

As of December 18th, 2021 at 11:59pm, the ban on flights arriving from South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Egypt, Nigeria, Malawi and Zimbabwe has been lifted. For full details, please see the announcement from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

• Testing upon arrival for all travellers to Canada

• As part of the extensive new border measures announced by the Public Health Agency of Canada on November 30th, 2021 in response to the emergence of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern, the Government is set to reimpose testing upon arrival for all travellers to Canada as a matter of public health and safety.

• Over the course of the coming days, all fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air from departure points other than the United States will be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers may be required to quarantine while they await the results of their arrival test.

• Unvaccinated travellers authorized to Canada at this time will continue to be tested upon arrival and on Day 8, and be required to quarantine for 14 days. Further, unvaccinated travellers arriving by air will now be required to stay in a designated quarantine facility or other suitable location while they await the result of their upon arrival COVID-19 test.

• While no date has yet been announced, these measures are expected to come into force shortly.

NOTE: As of January 15, 2022, all international students and their dependents, with limited exceptions, must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada.